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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.

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  • Police were at the scene of a deadly crash in Montebello. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Killed, Children Injured in Montebello Crash

    A woman was killed and two young children injured when they were hit by a pick-up truck while crossing a street in Montebello on Wednesday night. It happened around 8:20 p.m. in the 400 block of North Garfield Avenue. The three pedestrians were not in a crosswalk when they were struck, according to Lt. Michael Bergman with the Montebello Police Department. They were all transported to a hospital where the woman was pronounced dead, Bergman said. The children did not […]

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    Sunbather Files Claim Against L.A. County After Being Struck by Lifeguard SUV on Venice Beach

    Lorae Bermudez filed a claim this week against the County of Los Angeles after being run over by a lifeguard SUV while she was sunbathing at Venice Beach last month. It happened about 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 15 as the 26-year-old newlywed was lying on a towel in the sand and her new husband was out in the water. The lifeguard was returning from a call about swimmers getting too close to rocks when she struck Bermudez, according to Los […]

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    3.2 Earthquake Strikes Off Catalina Island

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 struck in the ocean near Catalina Island on Wednesday night. The quake hit at 10:12 p.m. and was centered 12 miles south of Avalon and about 38 miles west of Newport Beach, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

  • A suspicious device shut down the 101 Freeway near Universal City for  several hours on Tuesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    101 Freeway Shut Down in Both Directions Due to Suspicious Device

    The 101 Freeway reopened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, three hours after a suspicious device shut down all lanes in both directions near Universal City. The incident began around 6 p.m. after a traffic collision between an SUV and another vehicle between Vineland Avenue and Barham Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy responding to the crash noticed something unusual about the driver of the SUV and detected suspicious smoke coming from the vehicle, […]

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    Sole Survivor of ‘Happy Face’ Serial Killer Suing Lifetime Network Over Made-for-TV Movie

    A woman who survived an attack by an infamous serial killer was suing a cable network for falsely portraying her as a prostitute in a made for TV movie about the crime spree. Daun Slagle recalls the night she came face-to-face with the so-called Happy Face Killer, Keith Jesperson. It was April of 1990 and Slagle was a 21-year-old mother of three. After a heated argument with her husband, Slagle grabbed the couple’s youngest child and walked to a local […]

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    Middle School Girls Credited With Saving Teacher Having a Heart Attack in Class

    Three quick-thinking students at San Fernando Middle School were being credited Monday with helping to save the life of Francisco Flores when the substitute teacher suffered a heart attack during class. Flores was teaching a seventh-grade health class on Sept.¬†4 when he began sweating profusely, slurring his words and putting his hand over his chest, district officials said. Despite his assurances that he was OK, it quickly became obvious to students¬†Vanessa Rodriguez, Maria Chavez and Samantha Rodriguez that something was […]

  • A bronze statue of Ed Sullivan was taken from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen from Television Academy in North Hollywood

    Police were asking for the public’s help Monday in their investigation into the theft of a bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from outside the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. The statue was taken Sunday from its pedestal in the plaza located in the 5200 block of Lankershim Boulevard (map) in North Hollywood. The solid bronze statue weighs around 20 pounds and stands 1 1/2 feet tall. It was being displayed in an outdoor exhibit, along with […]

  • Sandy Cuevas, 29, and husband Marco Cuevas, 31. (Credit: Ventura County Sheriff's Department)

    Boy, 5, Tests Positive After Being Found Sitting Next to Bag of Cocaine in Parent’s Car

    A 5-year-old Sylmar boy tested positive for cocaine Friday after being found sitting next to a half-pound bag of the drug in the backseat of his parent’s vehicle, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities made the discovery at the end of a months-long investigation into alleged cocaine sales in Ventura County that led detectives to Sylmar resident Marco Cuevas, according to a news release from the Ventura County Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit. The 31-year-old Cuevas was arrested Friday […]

  • A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pacoima. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Wheelchair Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Pacoima

    A 42-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pacoima on Friday night. It happened at 8:10 p.m. near the intersection of Terra Bella Street and Cayuga Avenue, according to Sgt. Randy Modrell with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. A dark-colored SUV was traveling eastbound on Terra Bella Street when it struck the victim, Modrell said. The man was dragged an estimated 150 feet, according to police at the scene. He […]